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Paid Sunday Metered Parking Returns To Lakeview

A sticker on the front of meter payboxes in Lakeview remind drivers they now have to pay to park on Sundays.

A sticker on the front of meter payboxes in Lakeview remind drivers they now have to pay to park on Sundays.

It took over a year, but 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney finally was able to restore paid metered parking to Lakeview on Sundays.

Drivers had to start paying the meters Sunday, September 28th at metered parking spaces on major streets like Clark, Halsted, Broadway, Belmont,  Southport and others from 10 AM until 8 PM.  Monday through Saturday meters must be fed from 8 AM until 10 PM in most areas.

The alderman told DNA Info a few weeks ago, the move was necessary to promote turnover of parking spaces to allow more people to find parking to shop in Lakeview.

“Saturday and Sunday are the No. 1 and 2 days of economic activity in the ward,” Tunney said. “We need the turnover specifically on those busiest days.

Parking Restrictions Return To Lakeview For Cubs 1st Night Game

The first two Cubs’ night games of the 2013 season Tuesday and Wednesday nights will bring even more traffic gridlock and parking chaos in the North Side neighborhoods surrounding the field.

Police and 10 city tow trucks will be out in force starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday evening ticketing and towing cars parked on area residential streets which do not display the residential parking permits or guest passes with the LV-2 or 383 designations. The restrictions continue until 10 p.m.

The parking tickets carry a $50 fine, but drivers will also have to pay $160 to retrieve their car from the auto pound.

“We ask people to watch for parking signs in residential neighborhoods,” said Department of Streets and Sanitation spokeswoman Anne Sheahan. “We don’t want anyone getting parking tickets. Just be respectful of the neighborhood and watch for signs.”

The strict parking restrictions — in an area roughly bordered by Lake Shore Drive to the east, Ravenswood Avenue to the west, Belmont Avenue to the south and Montrose Avenue to the north — will be in effect for 27 Cubs night games this year, and possibly more.

Read more at DNA Info Chicago.

Some Lakeview Residents Opposed To More Parking

In the battle involving the Chicago Cubs, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th), rooftop owners and neighborhood residents over renovations to Wrigley Field, parking has been one of the main issues of concern.

But some Wrigleyville residents are opposed to the idea of adding more parking in Lakeview.

According to DNA Info Chicago, a group of Lakeview residents claim the current lots and garages in the area are under utilized and building more parking spaces will increase traffic in an already congested neighborhood.

Two Cubs Night Games Monday, Tuesday Evening

The St. Louis Cardinals are in town.

The Cubs kick off a three game series against the Cards Monday and Tuesday evening with a pair of night games.

First pitch is at 7:05 PM, but parking restrictions on residential streets surrounding Wrigley Field aka Lakeview and/or Wrigleyville begin at 5 PM.

If you don’t have the proper residential parking permits or temporary passes you will most likely be ticketed and towed.

We suggest avoiding the traffic and chaos of a Cubs night game by staying away or leaving the neighborhood altogether.

Night Game Triple Header Starts Monday


Look out Lakeview, the Cubs play the Atlanta Braves three night games in a row starting Monday and lasting through Wednesday.

Wrigley Field night game parking restrictions start at 5 PM.

Stay out of Lakeview if you can. Don’t get towed and ticketed parking on a side street without the proper Residential Parking Permit or Guest Pass.

Night Game Tripleheader Begins Monday At Wrigley

Starting tonight, the Chicago Cubs play three, count’em THREE back-to-back-to-back night games at Wrigley Field from Monday through Wednesday.

It’s the Washington Nationals that are in town to play three of their four game series against the Cubs in night games.

Three night games translates into a trio of chaotic traffic and enhanced parking enforcement in the Lakeview area.

Remember, if you park on a Wrigleyville side street sans appropriate Residential Parking Permit or RPP Guest Pass, you will be ticketed and possibly towed.

Back-To-Back Night Games At Wrigley Start Monday

The Philadelphia Phillies kick off a three game stand beginning tonight with a pair of back-to-back night games against the Cubs.

The games start at 7:05 PM, but parking restrictions on residential streets are in effect as of 5 PM.

Don’t even think about parking on any side street in Lakeview without a proper residential parking permit or legit RPP guest pass.

Otherwise, it’s a ticket and a tow for you.

Just avoid driving in Lakeview the next two days.

Cubs Night Game Tonight, Restrictions Begin At 5

The All-Star Break is over, and the Cubs start off the second half of the season with a night game against the Florida Marlins.

First pitch is at 7:05 PM, but parking restrictions begins at 5 PM.

If you don’t have a proper residential parking permit or RPP guest pass and parked on a side street in Lakeview–you’re going to be ticketed and possibly towed.

We say…stay the heck out of Lakeview if you’re driving.

Cubs Host Back-To-Back Night Games Tues., Wed.

The San Francisco Giants are in town for a four game stand starting with a double-header this afternoon.

The second game of the double-header starts at 7:05 this evening.

Of course this means Wrigley Field night game restrictions will kick in starting at 5 PM.

Drivers attempting to park on side streets without the proper residential permit parking passes or RPP guest passes face a ticket and a tow.

Wrigleyville Faces Back To Back To Back Night Games

The Milwaukee Brewers come to the northside starting Monday night (6/13) to play their rival to the south, the Chicago Cubs for three–count’em three night games in a row.

That’s three 7:05 PM back-to-back starts, which means three nights of Wrigley Field night game  parking restrictions in LV-2 and 383 residential permit parking zones. The restrictions kick in at 5 PM and last through 10 PM.

Remember, if you don’t have the proper RPP stickers or passes, you can’t park on residential side streets essentially a mile in every direction from Wrigley Field.